Nigel Knowles: Protect our national treasure – creativity


An IP crackdown is needed to safeguard and develop the £70bn contribution the creative industries make to the UK economy

 Tony Williams, Jomati Consultants

Tony Williams, principal, Jomati Consultants: Hope for the best, plan for the worst


The financial crisis has led to a new working environment and that means firms must make difficult decisions on how they work if they want to survive


Mark Brandon: The cultural costs of those sky-high salaries


Why is lawyers’ pay so high? Not because it benefits the business, say the stats

Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance


UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital


Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective


Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

Behind the Law


Bingham lawyers nervy as London partners mull exit

10-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Natalie Stanton

With his firm understood to be talking merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Bingham McCutchen’s London managing partner James Roome could be set to quit, an exit that could have a major impact on Bingham’s future in the City.


Magic circle PE fighting talk

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Last week Ropes & Gray chief Mike Goetz said UK firms needed to be worried about their private equity finance “vulnerability”. Now the magic circle is hitting back.


DLA Piper demonstrates commitment to CEE with Prague expansion

4-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper’s Central & Eastern European managing partner Krzysztof Wiater has pledged his firm’s committment to the region in the wake of its Czech bolt-on.

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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

Richard Foley

Pinsent Masons' Foley: What I'll do in my first 100 days

12-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

For incoming Pinsent Masons senior partner Richard Foley there is a clear distinction between the role he will assume on 1 October and the one that whoever replaces managing partner David Ryan by next year will fulfil.

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